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Constitutional Objectives
of the
Society of Mayflower Descendants
in Michigan

"The First Thanksgiving" (1914), by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1850-1936), 

oil on canvas, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts

 

Section 1.  To perpetuate to a remote posterity the memory of our Pilgrim Fathers.  To maintain and defend the principle of civil and religious liberty as set forth in the Compact of the Mayflower, "For the glorie of God, and advancemente of the Christian faith and honor of our countrie."

Section 2.  To cherish and maintain the ideals and institutions of American freedom, and to oppose any theories or actions that threaten their continuity.  To transmit the spirit, the purity of purpose and steadfastness of will of the Pilgrim Fathers to those who shall come after us, an undiminished heritage of liberty and law.

Section 3.  To promote the interests that are common to all the State** Societies of Mayflower Descendants which can best be served by a federal body, and to secure united effort to discover and publish original matter in regard to the Pilgrims, together with existing data known only to antiquarians, and to authenticate, preserve and mark historical spots made memorable by Pilgrim association.